Epidendrum concavilabium C.Schweinf. 1937 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium

Side View of Flower_

Photos by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Concave Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in tropical wet forests at e;levations of 700 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a stem completely enveloped by imbricating, complanate sheaths and carrying to 5, all along the stem, fleshy, oblong-elliptic, distichous and widely spreading, rounded and bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, on a mature stem, to 4.2" [10.5 cm] long including the 1.4" [3.5 cm] long peduncle mostly enveloped by a single, carinate spathe, rachis, successively 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with equitant, ovate when spread, deeply carinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *.Bot. Mus. Leafl. 4(7): 118 Schweinfurth 1937 drawing fide; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Lankestriana 12(1): Karremans and Bogarin 2012 Drawing/photo fide;